Remote Learning Offer
1.Remote education provision: information for parents
The Quinta Primary is currently offering education on site to all children. However, if the school should have to close a bubble due to a positive case, our remote provision offer will be followed for those pupils isolating.
You will need to access your child’s learning through the Seesaw app which is used
2. The remote curriculum: what is taught to pupils at home
Every day your children will be expected to complete a reading, writing (with SPaG), early bird maths and maths activity. In addition to these, we would expect them to complete PHSCE (Monday-Wednesday) and access the weekly foundation subject tasks. This includes geography, history, science and RE tasks which are based on the subjects and topics the class would be covering in school.
For reception and preschool they have a weekly set of tasks which cover similar areas of learning.
3. Following the first few days of remote education, will my child be taught broadly the same curriculum as they would if they were in school?
Yes. Your child will have a balanced curriculum similar to that ordinarily taught in school however the expectations and amount of coverage will differ since we cannot deliver remotely what we can face-to-face. In contrast to the last lockdown, new content is being delivered daily as we progress through the curriculum that we would if school were open.
Remote teaching and study time each day
4. How long can I expect work set by the school to take my child each day?
We expect that remote education (including remote teaching and independent work) will take pupils broadly the following number of hours each day:
|Key Stage 1 including EYFS||3 hours|
|Key Stage 2||4 hours|
If your child is completing this work correctly and quickly please message your child’s class teacher to direct you to further challenges.
Accessing remote education
5. How will my child access any online remote education you are providing?
Via the Seesaw app. If you are unsure, please email email@example.com
If my child does not have digital or online access at home, how will you support them to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils may not have suitable online access at home. We take the following approaches to support those pupils to access remote education:
You will be able to come in and collect the iPad that they would work from in school. If wireless internet access is an issue please let the school office know.
How will my child be taught remotely?
We use a combination of the following approaches to teach pupils remotely:
Activities with teaching slides uploaded in the exact same format as the children see every day.
Instructional videos filmed by the teacher as other professionals (such as White Rose maths).
Engagement and feedback
What are your expectations for my child’s engagement and the support that we as parents and carers should provide at home?
The expectations are listed above. Only you will know the context that you are working within. There are some families who will be able to give their child 1:1 attention as they complete the work and other families where this simply isn’t an option. We expect that you inform the school at the earliest convenience when you do not feel you are able to meet the expectations listed above.
How will you check whether my child is engaging with their work and how will I be informed if there are concerns?
All staff have a class tracker where the compulsory subjects are tracked. If you child misses a lesson or a couple of lessons the first port of call will be to send a message on Seesaw or call home to ensure that all is well. If there continues to be a lack of engagement there will be a phone call from a member of the senior leadership team or a home visit will take place depending on the level of concern.
How will you assess my child’s work and progress?
Feedback can take many forms and may not always mean extensive written comments for individual children. For example, whole-class feedback or quizzes marked automatically via digital platforms are also valid and effective methods, amongst many others.
Additional support for pupils with particular needs
How will you work with me to help my child who needs additional support from adults at home to access remote education?
We recognise that some pupils, for example some pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), may not be able to access remote education without support from adults at home. We acknowledge the difficulties this may place on families, and we will work with parents and carers to support those pupils in the most positive way
Remote education for self-isolating pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate but the majority of their peer group remains in school, how remote education is provided will likely differ from the approach for whole groups. This is due to the challenges of teaching pupils both at home and in school.
If my child is not in school because they are self-isolating, how will their remote education differ from the approaches described above?
It won’t. They will continue to online through Seesaw.